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“Great Beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Praia la Luz

Praia la Luz
Luz, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Luz
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“Great Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We drove through here a year ago and thought would be a great place for quiet beach getaway, so returned this year for a week. The beach is lovely and was very calm. Between beach breaks we hiked up the hill with our little on in a backpack. Not a strenuous walk but a good bit of excercise.

The beach promenade is quaint and has a few resteraunts, though there is not much variety of food between them, which was the only dissappointing piece about Luz. That said, the supermarkets have all you need if staying in a place with a kitchen, which we were. Took a real fancy to the local tortillas.

If you like the simple things and being away from the crowd on a great beach, then Luz is for you.

Visited August 2012
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“lovely beach resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Whatever the time of year there is always places to eat and drink and the fantastice beach to use. This is a wonderful family resort that has something for everyone.

Visited November 2012
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“lovely little bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

nice beach, good supermarkets, nice restaurants and bars. try the dolphin south african restaurant, excellent, not a massive promanade for a walk only takes a few minutes but ok for a little stroll. try the ice cream take away near the church it tasty

Visited October 2012
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“Nice little resort....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed at Luz in September for two weeks at a private villa & really liked the resort. Although it's quite small it has a super beach, selection of restaurants/shops & two supermarkets although if you wanted to dine out at a different restaurant for every night of the two weeks you would be struggling.
If you like a busy, bustling place with lots of music & bar's then Luz would not be for you!
We found the surrounding area easy to explore from Luz & visited a number of other coastal towns/resorts from Faro in the east to Amaco in the far west.
There is a lovely coastal path that runs from Luz into Lagos if you like walking but the path is tricky in parts due to cliff erosion.

Visited September 2012
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“Boat trips to grotto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Beautiful beach with a handful of bars and restaurants. This is our third visit here due to our lovely friends letting us stay in their holiday villa. Boat trips from the beach take you to the grotto and the trip is a must, for €20 they take you on a guided tour of the grotto which is a magical experience. The skipper was friendly and made the trip very special.

Visited October 2012
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